Disseminated histoplasmosis is an increasingly important opportunistic infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report the first case of histoplasmosis as a cause of pleural effusion in a patient with AIDS. Regulation of the typical intracellular yeast on a Wright-Giemsa stained smear of the pleural fluid cells allowed prompt initiation of amphotericin B.
- Pleural effusion
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